- Stancill Brewery - Stancill Brewery has been working on two new summer specials: First up is a 4% summer ale and a genuine first for new brewery apprentice Jonathan Brown. Jonathan joined Stancill in April and after working closely with head brewer Dean Pleasant over the past few weeks, Dean challenged him to make a beer of his […]
- Steel City Brewing - Wait ages for a Steel City beer then three come along at once… sort of! Three collaborations, two ‘away’ and one ‘home’. Firstly, away at Imperial in Mexborough along with Isaac from Catalan brewery Reptilian. Isaac’s favourite style is Double IPA (His IBUprofano weighs in at 9.5% and 256IBU!), so Dave and Dale were happy […]
- Hopjacker - With summer well and truly here we’ve been struggling to keep up demand for our core beers, but have managed to sneak in one or two exciting specials for your enjoyment! First off we have our Session IPA, brewed in collaboration with Stuart from North Riding brewery and heavily hopped with Comet, Cascade and Chinook […]
- Emmanuales - Before starting Emmanuales in 2014, I spent the best part of ten years trying to make it as a professional musician within the Christian music industry. For some unknown reason, no matter how hard I tried to kick down Cliff Richard’s door to hand him my demo tape, I had little success in getting my […]
- Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse - Just a few lines to keep everyone in the loop as to what’s been happening in Fuggle land. Since January this year Fuggle Bunny has gone National with our award winning beers selling the length and breadth of the Country and in order to continue with the growth and demand we have had to purchase yet […]
Victoria Hotel, Beeston
Sat 16 – Sun 31 Jul
One of the well known pubs of the Nottingham area and easy to spot backing onto Beeston railway station (Derby-Nottingham line), it really comes alive for Vicfest with an extended beer range, festival food and live music.
Thu 28 – Sun 31 Jul
One of the Mallard’s regular beer festivals where this cosy station pub opens up the basement function room to host an extended beer and cider range over the weekend. Trains run hourly from Sheffield to Worksop, journey time about half an hour.
Wed 3 – Sat 6 Aug
A new venue this year – Hunting Tower CP Academy – which is next to the railway station, served by direct trains from Sheffield (Liverpool-Norwich route). The festival features around 40 real ales, ciders and perries.
CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival
Tue 9 – Sat 13 Aug
CAMRA’s national flagship event at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre organised and staffed by volunteers from not just across Britain but around the world. Around 900 real ales, ciders and perries are on offer including a range of rare cask ales from America and a selection of European and world beers. There are also a range of food stalls, games, shops, entertainment and more. The venue is next to Kensington Olympia station on the London Overground network. East Midlands Trains, National Express Coaches and Megabus all provide services from Sheffield to London with cheaper tickets available for those that book in advance. Festival entry tickets are also cheaper if booked online in advance.
Pioneer Club, Dronfield
Fri 12 – Sun 14 Aug
Beer from the local area and live music. Bus 44 (Sheffield-Chesterfield) stops outside.
- Award presentation galleries - District Pub of the Year – Anglers Rest, Millers Dale July Pub of the Month – Walkley Beer Company
- Pub of the Month – July 2016: The Walkley Beer Company - The Walkley Beer Company in a previous brief and festive life was the Crookes Ale House, a pop up experiment by local lad Kit Challis back in Christmas 2013 to test the market for a micropub in the area. During its brief existence in a former fancy dress shop a range of 3 cask ales […]
- North Derbyshire Pub of the Year - Both Sheffield & District and Dronfield & District branches of CAMRA name a pub of the year winner in Derbyshire which gets put forward into the opening round of the national competition, the county round, which in this case is North Derbyshire. Sheffield’s entry was the Anglers Rest in Millers Dale and Dronfield’s was the […]
- Bath Hotel presented with June Pub of the Month - The evening of 14th June saw us present the Bath Hotel with their Pub of the Month award and those assembled enjoy not only some good beer but musical entertainment too with DJ Alex Cooper playing 60’s motown and soul plus live music from Fargo Railroad Company & Dobra.
- Pub of the Month, June 2016: The Bath Hotel - The perfect pub for a Saturday afternoon – pick up a paper from the bar and a homemade hot roast pork sandwich; a guaranteed tranquil day. Knowledgeable and friendly staff makes this Grade II listed pub (dating back to 1867) a popular watering hole. Inside you’ll find a remarkable tiled interior bar housing six hand […]
- Broomhill Tavern - The Broomhill Tavern is on a prominent corner at the top of Glossop Road and following it’s exterior refurbishment is quite outstanding. This family run pub has seven hand pumps on the bar serving Abbeydale Moonshine, Bradfield Blonde, Sharp’s Doom Bar and Tetley Bitter. There is a full menu and food is served from noon until […]
- Heritage Open Days 2016 – Pub history walk - As part of Heritage Open days 2016, I’m leading a Pub Heritage Walk on Friday 9th.September. This short tour will take in some of the entries in the CAMRA ‘Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs’ book (copies will be available for purchase). Also included are a number of ‘try also’ pubs which include aspects of architectural merit. […]
- Sheffield’s Pub Heritage – The Brown Bear - The Brown Bear (109 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE) is one of the oldest pubs in Sheffield city centre. It is a square-set Georgian building, with a fine pediment above the single door, with the public bar to the right and the lounge to the left. The pub features walls covered with theatre posters from the nearby Crucible and Lyceum […]
- The Heeley Triangle - Many real ale drinkers and pub lovers in Sheffield have in recent years identified the Heeley triangle as an up and coming beer destination to follow the already established Kelham Island/Upper Don Valley circuit, however many would now argue it has arrived. There are some great pubs in the area – some long established favourites […]
- Anglers Rest, Bamford - Bamford Community Society and Bamford and District History Group have succeeded in getting Heritage Lottery Funding for a project to research the history of The Anglers Rest in Bamford. As part of this project we are looking to collect stories and photographs of The Anglers Rest, particularity between 1950 and 2000. Did you used to […]
- Inn Brief
Following on from this years amazing Three Valleys festival, this bank holiday weekend the Dronfield Arms will be hosting its second annual August bank holiday beer fest, with a bouncy castle and childrens entertainment throughout the day, and live music all evening, along with great food from Proove pizza and amazing ales from Hopjacker.
Stancill Brewery now have a pub to call their brewery tap! The Horse & Jockey at 250 Wadsley Lane, near Hillsborough (on bus routes 57,61 and 62) is now theirs and following a refurbishment has 10 handpumps showcasing their range of cask beers. A discount is currently available for CAMRA members. You can also try the Stancill lager and gin here too! The grand opening party is on 29th July from 4pm and will feature live music and a food stall from Nether Edge Pizza.
The Anchor near Tideswell is now part of Rick Ellison’s group of Peak District pubs, which includes the Old Hall Hotel in Hope and the Peak Inn at Castleton. Those that are a regular at the Old Hall will know Pascal who is moving to the Anchor to manage the pub for Rick. The theme will be ‘rum and steak house’ with as that suggests an extended choice of rums and a food menu that is focused mainly on steaks – however it will otherwise still operate as a cosy country cottage type pub with a selection of real ales.
- Sons of the Desert on tour - A group of Laurel and Hardy fans, Sons of the Dessert, took a mini bus to Ulverston in Cumbria, the birth place of Stan Laurel. The Stan Laurel Inn has six hand pulled beers, mainly from local breweries and my choice was Barngates Brathay Gold. A few minutes walk away is the house where Stan Laurel was […]
- Introducing Peel Ale - Beer Matters, as the newsletter of Sheffield & District branch of CAMRA, has throughout its life so far – all 466 issues across over 40 years – included the town of Dronfield and the surrounding villages in its area of coverage. However Dronfield now has its own CAMRA branch with its own local group of […]
- Annual Beer Census - Annual Beer Census – Sat 3rd September 2016 As many of you will be aware, Sheffield CAMRA organises an annual city-wide survey to collect information on which beers are available in the city on a particular day. We have been doing this for a few years now, and we are pleased to say that despite various claims from other cities such […]
- Annual Beer Census - This annual survey helps us take the pulse of Sheffield’s real ale scene, recording the variety of beers out there on the City’s bars along with the prices charged. In the past we have used the results in terms of the number of different beers available to claim Sheffield as the Real Ale Capital of […]
- Campaigning in Europe - It is in Europe that much of what affects the UK beer drinker is determined. For instance, the Commission’s competition division is always interested in the tied house system, reform of the UK excise duty system will require EC approval, European legislation impacts on ingredients, labelling and other such issues. This is why CAMRA has linked […]